Natalia Oehninger Delaune is a litigator and advisor who focuses on counseling and representing companies in all aspects of employment law. She has successfully represented companies in complex wage and hour class and collective actions and discrimination complaints. Her experience covers a wide range of matters under state and federal laws, including whistleblower actions, trade secret and employee mobility issues, Family and Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act matters, and actions under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). She has trial experience in employment and commercial litigation matters in bench and jury trials.
Natalia partners with clients to establish best practices that advance strategic business goals, including most recently as a thought leader on COVID-19 workplace issues. She provides strategic advice on compliance issues, including joint employment concerns, wage and hour compliance, structuring reductions-in-force and furloughs, and the negotiation of employment issues that arise in the transactional context. She represents companies in various industries, including technology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, aviation, commercial real estate, and retail/service establishments. Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, Natalia has significant experience counseling companies with operations in Latin America on personnel and compliance issues.
Natalia serves on the board of directors of the North Texas Business Council for the Arts and Highland Park United Methodist Church Day School. She is a member of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association and National Employment Law Council.
Legal and Practical Considerations for Employers Weighing COVID-19 Vaccination as a Condition of Continued Employment
A Guide to Navigating Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Employment Law Issues with COVID-19 Contact Tracing in the Private Sector
- May 2021
Defense Strategies for FMLA Litigation: Parts 1-2, Law360
- March 2021
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Litigation Defense Strategies, LexisNexis
- November 19, 2020
Identifying, Preventing and Defending Off-the-Clock Class Actions
- November 10, 2020
Annual Labor & Employment Law Discussion Group, Impact of Social Justice Movement on the Workplace
- July 30, 2020
Jones Day's Roundtable Webinar: Trade Secrets 2020 - Combating New Threats
- July 15, 2020
Resuming Operations in the Wake of COVID-19: Part Two - Mitigating Employment Risks
- May 21, 2020
Return-to-Work Issues for Employers - Texas
- April 30, 2020
Update on CARES Act Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program, National Association of Realtors Panelist
- January 29, 2020
Complex Wage & Hour Issues and Calculations
- November 11, 2019
Protecting Your Company From Overtime Suits
- January 28, 2019
Calculating Overtime Under Federal Law: The Regular Rate Requirements & Exemptions
- September 28, 2016
CLE, Preparing to File a Lawsuit in Texas State and Federal Court
- March 8, 2016
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic, "Select Issues for Small Business Owners"
- August 2, 2013
The FCPA, Summary of Recent Developments & Impact on the M&A Environment
- January 11, 2013
Entrepreneurial Development Series, "Navigating the Jungle of Employment Law"
- October 20, 2011
Jones Day Dallas MCLE University, "Twitterpation: Social Media in the Workplace"
- University of Virginia (J.D. 2010; Articles Editor, Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law; President, Virginia Employment and Labor Law Association); The College of William & Mary (B.A. in English and Government magna cum laude 2007); Virginia Commonwealth University (2002-2005 Varsity Women's Basketball Team; Colonial Athletic Association Student-Athlete Award)
- Texas; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas and Central District of Illinois; and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Texas Super Lawyers: Top 50 Texas Women Rising Stars (2019-2021); Top 100 Texas Rising Stars (2019-2020); and Rising Star (2015-2021)
Legal 500 United States (2021): recommended attorney